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September 27, 2021

Falcons quarterback encourages support for Winship 5K on Oct. 2

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan encourages the community to take part, either in-person or virtually, and support this year’s Winship Win the Fight 5K on Oct. 2. Now in its eleventh year, the annual event has raised over $6.6 million for cancer research at Winship.
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Ramalingam featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle
In an executive profile for The Atlanta Business Chronicle published on Sept. 24, Suresh Ramalingam, MD, discusses career and family, his new role as executive director, and priorities for advancing cancer research and care in Georgia.
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Lechowicz chairs session at Castleman disease conference
Mary Jo Lechowicz, MD, chaired a session, “Epidemiology in the world and in every country,” during the 1st International Symposium on Castleman Disease, hosted virtually Sept. 16-17. The meeting’s on-demand program will be available through Oct. 31.
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Perspectives on Women in Medicine Month

This September, in honor of Women in Medicine Month, Winship healthcare professionals are sharing reflections on working at Winship and what their careers have been like as women in medicine. Drs. Amy Chen and Lisa Flowers discuss their paths, and what they've learned along the way, to close the series of Women in Medicine Month perspectives.
Amy Chen, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
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Lisa Flowers MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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Faculty honored on Researcher Appreciation Day
In honor of Researcher Appreciation Day, the Recognitions Committee at Emory School of Medicine celebrated faculty for their groundbreaking research, development of new technologies, and continued pursuit of novel and innovative ideas.
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Radiation oncology residents present at Resident Research Day
Three physician residents and three medical physics residents were named winners of the Emory Department of Radiation Oncology’s 25th Annual Resident Research Day, held virtually on Sept. 15.
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Golf tournament supports Winship kidney cancer research
The Christopher Churchill Foundation hosted its 6th annual memorial golf tournament on Aug. 27, raising $20,000 to benefit Winship renal cell carcinoma research in memory of Christopher Churchill, the Foundation’s namesake.
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EIGC to host Spatial Biology Interest Group meeting
The Emory Integrated Genomics Core (EIGC) will host the next Spatial Biology Interest Group meeting on Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Learn about the Nanostring GeoMX workflow, including tips on sample prep, region selection, reading samples, and data analysis.
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Below are four selected Winship publications out of 90 published over the past week:

Nathan P, Hassel JC, Rutkowski P, Baurain JF, Butler MO, Schlaak M, Sullivan RJ, Ochsenreither S, Dummer R, Kirkwood JM, Joshua AM, Sacco JJ, Shoushtari AN, Orloff M, Piulats JM, Milhem M, Salama AKS, Curti B, Demidov L, Gastaud L, Mauch C, Yushak M, Carvajal RD, Hamid O, Abdullah SE, Holland C, Goodall H, Piperno-Neumann S. Overall Survival Benefit with Tebentafusp in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2021; 385(13):1196-1206. PubMed PMID: 34551229.
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Hu X, Walker DI, Liang Y, Smith MR, Orr ML, Juran BD, Ma C, Uppal K, Koval M, Martin GS, Neujahr DC, Marsit CJ, Go YM, Pennell KD, Miller GW, Lazaridis KN, Jones DP. A scalable workflow to characterize the human exposome. Nature Communications. 2021; 12(1):5575. PubMed PMID: 34552080.
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Janne PA, Baik C, Su WC, Johnson ML, Hayashi H, Nishio M, Kim DW, Koczywas M, Gold KA, Steuer CE, Murakami H, Yang JC, Kim SW, Vigliotti M, Shi R, Qi Z, Qiu Y, Zhao L, Sternberg D, Yu C, Yu HA. Efficacy and Safety of Patritumab Deruxtecan (HER3-DXd) in EGFR Inhibitor-Resistant, EGFR-Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancer Discovery. 2021; PubMed PMID: 34548309.
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Mody MD, Rocco JW, Yom SS, Haddad RI, Saba NF. Head and neck cancer. Lancet (London, England). 2021; PubMed PMID: 34562395.
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September 27 - Lung Cancer SPORE Meeting (virtual)
Wei Zhou, PhD - "The mechanism underlying the sex-based difference in the growth of LKB1- mutant lung adenocarcinoma in nude mice"

September 28 - GMB Seminar (virtual)
Kevin Shannon, MD - "KRAS in human disease - from development to cancer"

September 28 - Glenn Family Breast Center Team Science Meeting (virtual)
Mylin Torres, MD - "Multi-level Determinants of Breast Cancer Treatment Efficacy and Toxicities: The Role of Healthcare Delivery, Host, and Tumor Biology"

September 29 - Emory Integrated Genomics Core Webinar (virtual)
Spatial Biology Interest Group Meeting

September 29 - Grand Rounds (virtual)
Steven Devine, MD - "Reducing Barriers to Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation"

September 29 - Integrated Cellular Imaging Seminar (virtual)
µCourse on BioImage Analysis - "Imaris and Vision 4D: Analysis and visualization in 3 dimensions"

September 30 - Winship Guest Lecture (virtual)
Hatem Sabaawy, MD, PhD - "Patient Derived Organoids for Next Generation Correlative Science and Precision Therapy?"

September 30 - Surgical Grand Rounds (virtual option)
Ankit Patel, MD - "Updates in Robotic Technology and Training in Surgical Education"

October 1 - Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics (DDT) Program Meeting (virtual)
Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD - "Microneedle Technology for Drugs, Devices and Diagnostics"

October 1 - Elkin Lecture (virtual)
Sharon Plon, MD, PhD - "The co-Evolution of Pediatric Cancer Germline and Tumor Genomic Profiling"

October 2 - Run/Walk (in-person and virtual options)
11th Annual Winship Win the Fight 5K Run/Walk

Winship Federal Grant Stream
Winship's Federal Grant Stream provides a daily updated list of cancer-related funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
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Non-Federal Funding Opportunities
View a selection of Winship pilot grants, institutional awards, and external funding sources and learn how to apply.
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